14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #22
To pray with Humility and Fear
One should humble himself when requesting something from Allah, The Lord of The Worlds, they should also fear His punishment and have hope for forgiveness.
Allah has said in the Qur’an: “Call upon your Lord with humility, and in secret. Verily, He does not like the aggressors. [The Qur’an: Surah al-A’raf 7:55]
Likewise, Allah described the Prophet Zakariyyah and his wife as: “Verily, they used to hasten to do good deeds, and they used to make dua to Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us. [The Qur’an: Surah al-Anbiya 21:90]
So it is important that the servant shows humility to The Creator, and humble himself before Him while making dua. Is it not befitting that a slave appear in front of his Creator and Master in a state of humility, realising the status of his Lord, and fearing his own shortcomings in his duty towards Him?